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Fans Pay Tribute To Meat Loaf With 'Iconic' Fight Club Line

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Fans Pay Tribute To Meat Loaf With 'Iconic' Fight Club Line

Fans have payed tribute to late singer Meat Loaf who sadly passed away yesterday (20 Jan) aged 74.

The music artist, whose real name was Michael Lee Aday, also featured in over 65 movies, including, FocusRocky Horror Picture Show and Wayne’s World.

However, many took the decision to pay tribute to the artist by referencing his iconic line from Fight Club, where he played a former body builder who gets testicular cancer due to his reliance on steroids.

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Credit: Alamy
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After his character was shot and killed by a bodyguard, he was laying on a table surrounded by members of the club.

One of the group members decided to start chanting 'his name was Robert Paulson' and the whole crew joined in.

Since it's debut, fans of the film have continued to reference that line and fans haven't forgotten the iconic moment.

One user tweeted: "Rest In Peace to meat loaf, a northeastern rock legend and a man responsible for one of the iconic lines from fight club."

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A second added: "Never really a fan of Meatloaf's music, but loved him in Fight Club. To me, his name was Robert Paulson

Someone else wrote: "RIP Meat Loaf …people will post about his legendary rockstar status and his epic 'Bat Out of Hell' album but I’ll remember Big Bob in Fight Club."

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Another commented: "He will forever be Bob from Fight Club to me.

"This scene got me every damn time.

"'In Death we have a name and his name was Robert Paulson'.

"RIP Meatloaf."

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Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

In 2016, he told The AV Club that he spent time with director, David Fincher, to help him pick the right film takes.

He said: "I hardly spent any time in my trailer for almost 10 months. I sat next to David the entire time. Well, not next to him – I would have driven him crazy – but close, like behind him, so I could see what was going on and what he was seeing."

The actor added: "It got to the point, about four or five months into filming, that we'd break for lunch, and Fincher would call me into his trailer and say, 'I want you to help me pick which one I should use'.

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"Of course, in my head I’m going, 'What?'."

"The first time he did that, I said, 'I can’t do that', and he goes, 'Yeah, you can. You’ve been sitting next to me, so help me pick out the best one'.

"His average take was 44, so we’d sit there and watch 40 takes, and he’d go, 'Which one did you like the best', and I’d say something like, 'Well, it’s either 24 or 26,' and he'd say, 'I agree with you, 26'."

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

Topics: TV and Film

Anish Vij
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